Low-Fat Alfredo Sauce

Traditional alfredo sauce is high-fat, and a potential heartburn trigger. This version is low-fat and easier on the digestive system.


  • 1/4 cup light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly grated pepper to taste (optional)


  • Combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup milk, and flour in a small mixing bowl. Beat until well blended. Slowly pour in remaining 1 cup milk and beat until smooth.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large, nonstick sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add the milk mixture and continue to heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce has thickened (about 4 minutes).
  • Stir in grated Parmesan cheese, adding salt and pepper to taste if desired.
Serves 6.

This recipe makes 2 cups of sauce.

Serving suggestion: Serve 1/3 cup of sauce over 1 cup of fettuccine noodles.